How To Find An Asbestos Job

Those who have jobs removing asbestos are, in their own way, superheroes. They go in and do something that few people are willing or capable of doing. If you are interested in working in this kind of job, there are a few things you should know about finding the right fit for you.



Because asbestos removal is such an intensive job and needs to be done in the most careful way possible, those who are going into the field need to know what they are doing. Because of this, there are education or experience requirements that you should meet before applying for asbestos jobs. To be a worker, you must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Two years of postsecondary education with an emphasis on industrial hygiene, construction management, technology safety, or physical science. In addition, you must have completed a standard course on occupational safety and health. This can be an online course, part of your college degree, or from some other medium. To obtain a first-level job, you must have both the standard degree and the occupational safety and health credentials.
  • If you do not meet the above requirements, you must have completed a vocational training program that lasted a minimum of a year’s time and focused on construction safety.
  • Another option is to attend a two-year full-time apprenticeship focusing on the construction area.
  • Last of all, any work experience of at least a thousand hours, or twenty-five weeks of working full time, will help you obtain an entry-level position for asbestos surveyor jobs.

To receive a job offer, you must meet ONE of the above requirements, not all of them. This type of job needs a trained hand and cannot be done by anyone who finds it interesting. To be a supervisor or inspector of these asbestos sites, you must have at least a bachelor’s degree along with extra experience.


Once you are sure that you meet the requirements for one of these jobs, you can work on getting an interview. Make sure that you are prepared for your interview. Be able to talk extensively about your experience, whether that experience is in the field or in school. You may be asked simple questions about how to perform the job. At the same time, be prepared to ask your interviewer some questions. Know specifically about their business and be knowledgeable about their vision and mission. This will help you appear well-prepared.


Make sure that everyone’s expectations meet up. Asbestos removers make between £7.50-£16 per hour. Make sure that your salary falls in this range and meets your expectations. Confirm that you have discussed every facet of the job and that you are thoroughly prepared for what you will be required to do. You do not want your new boss to be disappointed in you because you do not fulfil their expectations.

If you are looking for an asbestos job, make sure that you meet the requirements, make sure that you prepare for your interview, and make sure that you discuss expectations.

Kevin Kholi

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